Roscommon 12ac farm sells for €120k after a three-way chase
Land sales in Roscommon have been on the brisk side of late with parcels of land located near the town being sold at auction for €6,500-10,000/ac.
A 12ac parcel of ground at Carrownabricka on the Racecourse Road and 1km from Roscommon was brought to auction last week by local auctioneer, John Earley.
The land is described as good fertile grazing ground with 100m of road frontage. Bidding opened at €100,000 and, with three bidders in the chase, the property went on the market at €120,000 before selling at that price to a local solicitor acting in trust.
A residential holding of 47.4ac in three lots at Runnabracken and Carroweighter, Ballymacurley, Co Roscommon was offered for sale at the same auction.
The property, which was the subject of an executor sale, is located eight miles from Roscommon town just off the Castlebar Road.
The farm is described by John Earley as a holding renowned for its fattening qualities.
Lot one consisted of a two-storey, three-bedroom, traditional farmhouse in very good condition on 1ac at Runnabracken. This was withdrawn after being bid to €40,000.
The second lot, extending to 31ac around the house, is described as good, dual purpose agricultural land with stock-proof fencing and a steady water supply.